Nahanni Journals: R.M. Patterson's 1927-1929 Journals (Paperback)

Nahanni Journals: R.M. Patterson's 1927-1929 Journals By Richard C. Davis (Editor), Raymond Murray Patterson, Justin Trudeau (Foreword by) Cover Image

Nahanni Journals: R.M. Patterson's 1927-1929 Journals (Paperback)


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When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson’s adventures are as swift and unpredictable as the river he canoes. Outdoor enthusiasts, historians, lovers of travel, and anyone interested in captivating stories will enjoy accompanying Patterson for the ride.

Richard C. Davis lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. When not reading accounts of early exploration and travel, he can often be found hiking on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies or cycling abroad. He is especially interested in the relationships between journals and the published books that sometimes grow out of them, an interest in manuscripts that has taken him to archives in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and across North America. Davis has previously published two volumes of journals by nineteenth-century Arctic explorer John Franklin, and a similar volume by Charles Sturt, a contemporary of Franklin who explored the centre of Australia. Along with numerous articles about how British explorers represented unfamiliar landscapes and experiences for an audience at home, he has edited Rupert’s Land: A Cultural Tapestry, a book that explores Canada’s cultural origins, and Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic, which grew out of his editorial work at The Arctic Institute of North America. Davis specialized in Canadian Literature for his PhD at the University of New Brunswick (1979), after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University. He is an elected Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society.

Product Details ISBN: 9780888644770
ISBN-10: 0888644779
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication Date: January 28th, 2004
Pages: 316
Language: English